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Japan Football League

association football league

The Japan Football League, (日本フットボールリーグ, Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) also known as simply the JFL is the 4th tier of the Japanese association football league system, positioned beneath three divisions of the J.League, and is the top tier of amateur football in the country.

Japan Football League
Level on pyramid3

JFL has 18 amateur or semi-professional clubs which mirror the system of teams and athletes of the J-League. Promotion from JFL to the J-League is possible, but not automatic.[1]

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  1. Dobson, Stephen J. (2011). The Economics of Football, p. 398.
  2., Japan Football League; retrieved 2012-3-2.
  3. Honda F.C. (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-2.
  4. Sagawa Shiga F.C. (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-2.
  5. Japan Football League (JFL), アルテ高崎、JFLからの退会について ("Arte Takasaki withdrawal from the JFL"), 13 January 2012; retrieved 2012-3-2.

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